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The Other World – Episode 77

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 | Author:
Category: The Other World

iBooks Brings Major Improvements To Education

Friday, June 14th, 2013 | Author:

Improvements are always being made in education. It was only 60 years ago that my grandpa had to walk uphill both ways in the snow just to get to school. Back in my parents’ day…well, apparently they went to the same school because my dad had to walk uphill both ways too…it just snowed less in his version of the tale (and I’m beginning to think I come from a family of exaggerators.)

While my walk to school was apparently easier, back in my day, textbooks were, well, physical paper books. They were tattered, torn, and had previous owners by the names of “Seymour Butts” and “Anita Bath” (those eighth grade boys were sooo funny.) There were always several important pages that were stuck together with mysterious purple goo (that I prayed was just Kool-Aid). It was smart to hold your breath when you first opened these books because a wonderfully musty smell emerged when you separated the pages. And if you didn’t understand the topic, the teacher would suggest you just read the same pages over again (never mind that you were missing half the necessary information because that chapter was ripped out of the book by someone’s hamster back in 1997). Article Continues…

Category: Apple News

WWDC 2013 Keynote Highlights

Monday, June 10th, 2013 | Author:

Ever since Apple stopped attending the Macworld Expo, we’ve had to rely on various “Apple Events” during the year to get our fix of new Mac hardware. For the last few years, they’ve been fairly regular, and you kind of had an idea of what hardware was coming out when.

There is one event, though, that still features an Apple keynote presentation: the World Wide Developers’ Conference. For the most part, this keynote is concentrated on the software aspects of the Apple ecosystem. This is usually where we find out about new features of OS X and they expand on the new upcoming editions of iOS.

However, there have also been numerous instances where we were graced with new or updated hardware, the most recent being last year’s MacBook Pro with Retina display.

So with a mixture of curiosity of the next iteration of OS X and iOS and the anticipation of new hardware to to run them on, here is our rundown of the keynote and some thoughts on what we’ve got. Article Continues…

Category: Apple News

Apple Store Down Ahead Of WWDC Keynote

Monday, June 10th, 2013 | Author:

This morning, the online Apple Store has been taken down temporarily stating “We’re busy updating the Apple Store for you and will be back soon.” This action usually indicates a new product being released or updated.

With the WWDC keynote scheduled for today, we can expect that at least one new product will be added to the store when it comes back online. To watch the keynote streaming live* visit http://www.apple.com/apple-events/june-2013/

We’ll have the details for you here on the OWC Blog as soon as we confirm what the actual changes are. Stay tuned.

*Live Streaming video requires Safari 4 or later on Mac OS X v10.6 or later; Safari on iOS 4.2 or later. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 5.0.2 or later.

Category: Apple News

The Other World – Episode 51

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 | Author:

Category: The Other World